Welcome to my crazy world of real food cooking ...

Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly Plants. -- Michael Pollan

I wish I could take credit for that because I think it sums up how we should eat. Simply -- eat stuff that really is food, instead of stuff that is food like substance. The supermarket is almost entirely food-like-substances, and, my friends, you should probably never ever eat them.

Fortunately, there is a world of deliciousness out there, and it can all be had in a way that not only doesn't harm your health, but in a way that benefits you hugely.

I think it's important to eat stuff that satisfies you, that keeps your blood sugar stable, and that gives you stuff your body really needs to run optimally.

But baby, it's gotta taste good.

I really like getting experimental in the kitchen. I love cooking, I love layering flavours, and I love coming up with really super yummy food. I have very strong opinions about what constitutes food, and there are a lot of things I won't touch in the kitchen. Bottom line? Pretty much everything I make is ridiculously good for you even if it tastes decadent. Although there are occasional big fat cheats ... but even those stick to real food, my friends.

For food that is usual gluten free, usually free of cane sugar, usually super low on the glycemic index, full of protein, fiber, flavour, and excellent energy, join me and Alice down the rabbit hole.

Every recipe on this blog is my own original effort and idea, so please pass 'em on, giving credit where credit is due.

Many thanks, and come back often. I'm really glad you are here!


Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Green Onion Pancakes -- a gluten free, dairy free, dinner dainty

I know green onion pancakes are a staple in Asian cuisine. However, this is not them. This is, instead, inspired by my late night grocery store adventure. The green onions looked so cute in the half-light of the deserted produce section. So, here they are, pancaked.

If any unexpected visitors drop by and ask to partake of your pancakes, please make sure they realize they are not being annoying. I did this by listing all the things I could think of that are annoying just to offer contrast: 1) when people stomp on my toes intentionally 2) when people hurt my feelings intentionally 3) when people say 'supposably'.  Just kidding. Sort of.


2  cups water

1/4 cup flax meal
1/4 cup ground chia seeds
1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil

3/4 cups blanched almond flour

1/2 tsp sea salt
black pepper

3 eggs

1 cup very finely sliced green onion


1. combine boiling water with flax meal and chia seeds, and allow to sit for 10 minutes
2. add the hemp seeds, almond flour, sea salt, and black pepper.
3. add the eggs
4. stir in the green onion, and allow to sit for 1 hour (in the fridge) or longer
5. whisper a good thought
6. cook by 1/4 cup on a prepared skillet. Do not fear the sacrificial pancake.

Serve with dipping sauce if you like!
We did.

No comments: